Monday, February 12, 2018

Fiji Link, Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, DQ-FJX, Flight FJ-7: Incident occurred February 12, 2018 at Nadi International Airport, Fiji

A Fiji Link ATR 72-600 aircraft on its way to Suva from Nadi was forced to the Nadi International Airport this morning after the right engine developed problems shortly after take-off.

In a statement issued by the airline, Fiji Link said pilots were alerted to an engine fire and activated the fire extinguishing system on board to bring the situation under control.

"Following protocol, they shut down the engine and returned the ATR 72-600 aircraft safely to Nadi without further incident or injury to guests and crew," the airline said.

"An emergency was declared initially but cancelled once the situation was contained."

Fiji Link said all guests were met and assisted by Fiji Link personnel upon return to Nadi.

Authorities are investigating the incident and passengers were booked on subsequent flights to Suva.

Fiji Link apologized for the incident and maintained that safety continued to be a priority for the airline.

Original article can be found here ➤http://www.fijitimes.com

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